EFCC Reveals How 26 Internet Fraudsters Were Sentenced to Prison in Edo

EFCC Reveals How 26 Internet Fraudsters Were Sentenced to Prison in Edo

  • Twenty-six internet fraudsters have been sentenced to prison in Benin City, the Edo state capital
  • Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, sitting in Benin City, delivered the judgement
  • The EFCC disclosed that the culprits were arrested based on actionable intelligence regarding their involvement in internet-related activities

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Edo state, Benin-City - Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City, has sentenced 26 internet fraudsters to prison.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed this via its X page @officialEFCC, on Friday, October 20.

26 internet fraudsters sentenced to prison in Benin City
Court Sends 26 Internet Fraudsters to Prison in Benin City Photo Credit:@officialEFCC
Source: Twitter

The anti-graft agency said the judgment was delivered on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

According to the statement, the suspects were arraigned separately on a one-count charge of unlawful possession of fraudulent documents.

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EFCC disclosed that the convicts bagged their imprisonment when they were arrested based on actionable intelligence regarding their involvement in internet-related activities. They were charged to court and convicted.

“Justice Ikponmwonba convicted and sentenced Joel, Abariowei, Aghogho, Victor, Edogheji, Aworo, Doubra, Solomon, Ajibola, Nnajiofor, Okoli, Preye, Ogonnaya, Simeon, Emuejevoke, Ighoatudu and Ebebemore to three years imprisonment with an option of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira fine).
“The judge sentenced Nduka, Nwabor, Wisdom, Cyril, Chiedu, Jerry, Blessing and Oliver to three years imprisonment or a fine of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) while Kelvin bagged two years imprisonment with an option of fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira”

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Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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